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Jasper Gary Pearson

Family of Miles Davis celebrated his life and legacy at his childhood in East St. Louis on Sept. 5, 2019.
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The first phase of a project to restore the childhood home of famed trumpeter Miles Davis in East St. Louis is now complete.

The House of Miles East St. Louis opened its doors in June 2018. The first phase included the creation of a Miles Davis museum, an art gallery and a classroom setting for musicians and children. The space, which includes concert posters and artifacts, is a fitting tribute to the jazz musician, his family and friends said this week.